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    The Importance of Inclusion, Storytelling, and Being Your Authentic Self

    Date: February 24, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
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    The Importance of Inclusion, Storytelling, and Being Your Authentic Self

    Organizations that embrace diversity open the door to endless possibilities that can drive professional and financial success. However, without inclusion, that door becomes revolving and organizations may find their efforts are seen as “talk” with very little action. In this interactive presentation, Anthony will discuss inclusion and its impact on an organization’s retention along with higher levels of engagement and civility. He will explore the use of storytelling as a means to express our true authentic selves by sharing our experiences with one another allowing for more transparency, better communication, greater understanding, encouraging civility, and more compassion and empathy. It is true that sharing stories makes us vulnerable, but this is where real trust starts. The shortest distance between two people is a story.   We all have our own stories to tell.  Join us along with Anthony Paradiso and share your powerful stories of inclusion, diversity, equity, & belonging.

    Anthony Paradiso, MS, SHRM-CP

    With fifteen years of HR leadership experience, Anthony Paradiso have become very passionate about Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in our professional careers, but also in our personal lives.  Anthony is the Founder & President of AllThingzAP, where it is his primary mission that all are their full authentic self.

    Anthony is also a Human Resources Business Partner with Industrial U.I. Services and enjoys being on a host of boards and committees, such as the Diversity & Inclusion Director for the Garden State Council – SHRM (GSC-SHRM) and the VP of D&I with the North Jersey – Rockland Chapter SHRM.  Additionally, he is a Bergen County Human Relations Commissioner, part of the YWCA Northern Jersey Racial Justice Taskforce, and just recently became a New Bridge Foundation Medical Center Board Trustee. 

    He also has recently become involved in local politics.  As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, it is important that we have representation and have a sit at the table.  Anthony ran on a platform surrounding the importance of diversity of thought and embracing inclusion.  Everyone should have a voice - regardless of the color of their skin, their religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, their tenure in town, occupation, education, etc.

    He has written a number of published articles for SHRM, WorkHuman, Workology, Rezoomo, Achievers, etc. and has been quoted in HR Magazine, Namely, Bonusly, HR Bartender, and “Making Work Human," the latest from WorkHuman’s Eric Mosley & Derek Irvine, the pioneers behind the human workplace movement. Anthony has given a number of presentations and lectures about D&I, inclusion, being your authentic self, the importance of storytelling, unconscious bias, employee relations and facilitated workshops surrounding diversity & inclusion that include the privilege walk. 

    Anthony’s education includes a BA from Binghamton University, MS in Human Relations & Business, and he is HR Certified.  Serving as a Speaker, Influencer, Blogger, and Educator Anthony is proud to have influenced the industry regarding unbiased and inclusive work environments.